Canada’s Women’s Under-20 secure semi-final berth

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Canada has secured a spot in the semi-finals at the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship after back-to-back wins against Caribbean nations. Canada has six points from two matches after wins over Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday and Jamaica on Sunday morning.

Canada will close out the group with hopes of finishing first when they face tournament hosts Honduras on Tuesday 8 December. Fans can follow the match live via Twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN, Instagram.com/CanadaSoccer, and CONCACAF.com.

In Sunday’s big win over Jamaica, Canadian goalscorers were Sura Yekka, Sarah Kinzner, Shana Flynn, Taylor Pryce (hat trick), and Vital Kats. ‎Three nights earlier, the goalscorers were Kinzner and Martina Loncar.

From the eight-nation CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship‎, three teams will qualify for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016. The first chance to qualify is the 11 December semi-final, with the top-two teams from Group A facing the top-two teams from Group B.

Canada are four-time CONCACAF women’s youth champions, twice at the U-20 level and once each at the U-17 and U-15 levels. Canada have participated in six of seven FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cups since the biennial tournament was initiated in 2002, including a silver medal at the inaugural edition on home.

Between 2014 and 2015, Canada were the only nation in the world to finish top-8 in three FIFA women’s competitions: sixth place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, sixth place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, and eighth place at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014.

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